College Football Articles

The Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast returns after a brief holiday hiatus to talk about the three big stories in college football. The Texas job remains opens as the Longhorns (maybe) close in on candidates. David Fox and Braden Gall discus the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Pac-12 Football
Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of the game. Any game, for that matter.Some like to keep it simple and use the ol' eyeball test, while others fall on the sabermetric side of things. In the football world, that means total...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Braxton Miller
If you like offense, Friday night’s Orange Bowl matchup between Clemson and Ohio State will be must-see television. The Tigers and Buckeyes combined to average 86.5 points a game during the regular season, and there’s little to suggest...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
James Franklin
The teams in the Cotton Bowl will hope their final games of the 2013 regular season weren’t as bad as they looked.Missouri matched Auburn for three quarters in the SEC Championship Game, a matchup that would have sent Mizzou to the national...
David Fox
1 year ago
AJ McCarron
Alabama arrives at the Sugar Bowl eager to prove that its one loss — on one of the most amazing plays in the history of college football — was a fluke. The Crimson Tide ranked No. 1 in the nation until that defeat at Auburn, would like...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
Christian Hackenberg
The seventh annual Under Armour All-American game will take place Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Names like A.J. Green, Julio Jones, Manti Te’o, Matt Barkley, Trent Richardson, Jameis...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
One of the defining moments of college football since the turn of the century was Vince Young leading Texas to a Rose Bowl victory and a national championship over USC following the 2005 season.In 2014, both teams involved in that legendary game...
David Fox
1 year ago
Bill O'Brien
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Penn State’s Bill O’Brien has accepted the head coaching job with the Houston Texans. O’Brien went 15-9 in two years with the Nittany Lions.O’Brien inherited a challenging situation...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
James Franklin
After a two-year stint at Penn State, Bill O’Brien has decided to leave for the NFL and the Houston Texans. O’Brien guided Penn State through a difficult period, which included scholarship sanctions and a bowl ban due to the Jerry...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jimbo Fisher
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher agreed to a contract extension with the school prior to the ACC Championship and now the agreement is official. According to the Tallahassee Democrat, Fisher has signed a new contract with Florida State, increasing...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Florida State Seminoles
The game of football is won and lost with a complete team effort. Are quarterbacks more important than backup guards? Of course. But the outcome is celebrated and opined by an entire roster of players big and small. That doesn't mean that...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Tim Cornett
North Texas and UNLV cap off surprising 2013 seasons with a matchup in the Heart of the Dallas Bowl on Jan. 1. Dallas has seen plenty of good bowl games on Jan. 1 in the Cotton Bowl, but the North Texas-UNLV matchup could be lost in the New Year...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Baylor Bears
Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of the game. Any game, for that matter.Some like to keep it simple and use the ol' eyeball test, while others fall on the sabermetric side of things. In the football world, that means...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Throw another shrimp on the barbie and pour another ice-cold big bloke when Iowa (8–4, 5–3 Big Ten) and LSU (9–3, 5–3 SEC) kick off in this year’s Outback Bowl in Tampa. Oh, and don’t forget to strap on your...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Johnny Manziel
The Chick-fil-A Bowl is the final college game in the 2013 calendar year, and this season’s version features two teams making their first appearance in this postseason classic. Duke and Texas A&M meet in Atlanta on Dec. 31, in what is one...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Michigan State Spartans
This Rose Bowl should be played without facemasks or the forward pass. And it would make Bear Bryant proud.Michigan State and Stanford are two of the most physical, old school teams in the nation and they will square off in the greatest bowl there...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Bryce Petty
In the first season of the BCS in 1998, the Fiesta Bowl was just a glimmer in the eyes of Baylor and UCF.In 1998, Baylor was just starting its Big 12 doormat phase, going 2-9. UCF fared much better that year, going 9-2 with quarterback Daunte...
David Fox
1 year ago
South Carolina Gamecocks
For the first time in four years, Wisconsin won’t be playing in the Rose Bowl. After three straight losses in the Granddaddy of Them All, the Badgers will have to face a 10-win SEC powerhouse coached by a Hall of Famer.In his first season at...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Bob Stoops perhaps has good reason to be critical of the BCS, as he was this time last season when Northern Illinois reached the Orange Bowl instead of his Sooners.At the same time, though, the BCS era hasn’t been more kind to a coach than...
David Fox
1 year ago
Mississippi State Bulldogs
Rice is playing in back-to-back bowl games for the first time since 1960-61. Mississippi State is playing in its fourth consecutive bowl game for the first time in school history.Needless to say, this is a bigger game for both teams than the...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Boston College Golden Eagles
The storyline writes itself. Especially, for those who like watching great running backs.Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey, the nation's second-leading rusher, will square off with Boston College's Andre Williams, the nation's leading...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Brett Hundley
What happens when one of the nation’s stingiest defenses goes head-to-head with one of the most explosive offenses? We will find out when Virginia Tech and UCLA face off on the gridiron for the first time ever in the Sun Bowl in El Paso,...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Taylor Kelly
The Holiday Bowl will be an exercise in differing fortunes for both teams.Think back to Oct. 19: Texas Tech was 7-0 and ranked 10th in the first BCS standings. At the same time, Arizona State was nowhere to be found in the rankings. The Sun Devils...
David Fox
1 year ago
Ole Miss Rebels
Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of the game. Any game, for that matter.Some like to keep it simple and use the ol' eyeball test, while others fall on the sabermetric side of things. In the football world, that means...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Clemson Tigers
Like it or not, Las Vegas rarely gets it wrong, so tracking betting lines should always be a big part of each football weekend — even if there are no bets on the line. I finished the regular season 43-34-1 and that is where — if it were...
Braden Gall
1 year ago

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